Bryan Smith's Blog – August 2007 Archive (1)

Richard S. Prather's final novel

Earlier this year I became hooked on Richard S. Prather's series about detective Shell Scott. These books were extremely popular in the 50's and 60's, selling somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 million copies. Obviously Prather isn't as well known now as he was in his heyday. It may be that his books were simply too lighthearted to be taken as seriously by critics as the works of many of his pulp contemporaries. But I think the Shell Scott books are great fun, and a few of them contains some… Continue

Added by Bryan Smith on August 30, 2007 at 3:51pm — 2 Comments

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